Kylian Mbappe has paid tribute to outgoing Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel, adding that “nobody will forget” the manager’s time at the helm at Parc des Princes.
News broke on Christmas Eve that the German had been dismissed from his position at the club following his side’s Ligue 1 triumph over Strasbourg on Wednesday.
Though PSG have yet to officially confirm the 47-year-old’s exit, it brings to an end a two-and-a-half-year tenure that saw the former Borussia Dortmund boss complete a clean sweep of domestic honours and come closer to Champions League glory than any of his predecessors.
Striker Mbappe – who further established himself as one of the sport’s most pre-eminent talents and continued to flourish under Tuchel’s guidance in the 16th arrondissement – was quick to honour his manager, however, stressing his gratitude for the ex-Mainz man’s contributions.
“It is sadly the law of football,” the 22-year-old posted on his Instagram feed. “Nobody will forget your time here. You wrote a wonderful part of the club’s history and I say to you: thank you, coach.”